Julieta Granada just hangs on to the lead at the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club in Florida.
Julieta hung on to the CME Group Tour Championship lead, carding a -2 under par third round for -9 under par tournament total, a one shot lead over the field going into the final round tomorrow.
Julieta needs her consistency of finding the fairways, the gap in length off the tee between her and Carlota is huge. On the par five 17th Carlota out drove her using only a three wood, and even that was some by some distance;
“I played pretty well today; super consistent, I hit a lot of fairways and I hit a lot of greens.”
” I made some good putts out there. So I’m looking forward to tomorrow, see what tomorrow brings.”
I”’m aware of what’s going on, I like to know where I stand. Like I said before, I just have to keep playing my game and trust my game, that it’s good enough to win out here.”
Carlota Ciganda and Morgan Pressel are sharing second place at -8 under par, with -2 under par and -1 under par respectively for their third rounds.
Just to prove the distance superiority Carlota reached the par five 17th in two, and narrowly missed her Eagle putt, that would have put her level with Julieta. Sandra Gal is in fourth place on her own at -7 under par, unfortunately finding the greenside hazard with her approach shot on the 18th, and dropping a shot there.
Lydia Ko and So Yeon Ryu are at -6 under par, tied in fifth spot. Lydia’s -4 under par 68 moved her into second place in the Race to CME Globe. Still in first place in that race is Stacy Lewis, who had a -2 under par 70 today, and has a lot on her mind;
“I’ve been thinking about all these awards and the Race to the Globe that kind of stuff for three, four weeks now.”
“Unfortunately that’s not going to go away overnight, I’ve just got to go hit some greens tomorrow. That’s all I’m going to try to do. If the putts go in, great; if they don’t, I’m going to take any par on this golf course, good.”
Lydia is not going to think about all the trophies and money;
“I’m not going to really think about it, I’m just going to go out there tomorrow like did today and not think about the big money that comes at the end of tomorrow.”